Doing push-ups for beginners seems simple: drop down to the floor and just do it. But what if you are a complete newbie and can't? Here is my solution that works for just about everyone!
Push-Ups For Beginners: The Concept
It all depends on picking you up where you stand (or, in this case, want to drop to the floor from).
When you never worked out, are out of shape, overweight and need to build your basic strength, push-ups are daunting and we have to adjust the difficulty to your level of ability.
My push-ups for beginners video discusses what and what not to do when you start the exercise and shows you a push-up program you can do at home. It takes you all the way from very easy wall push-ups to difficult wide push-ups:
That was one of my earlier videos, by the way, where I hadn't yet worked out lighting. The vague shape moving up and down is me. Not that my videos today offer much improved production values...
Beyond Beginner Push-Ups
The road doesn't end now that you know how to do push-ups, including wide ones. When you are able to do even 15, 20 or more of those you need something even more difficult. Over here I show you how to do that.
Push-Ups Aren't Everything!
Push-ups train your chest and triceps, but you also have a back and biceps. And very large muscles in your legs. For a complete home workout and a muscular physique you need to train all those too!
You can do it with my free home workout plan for beginners. It needs zero to very little equipment and the push-ups I showed you above are part of it.
Picture courtesy of Pete Bellis.